Kutch Desert Festival / Rann Utsav
Kutch Rann Utsav is an annual festival celebrated in White Desert of Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. Also known as Kutch Festival, it is one of the popular festivals of India and among the famous annual festivals celebrated in the Kutch region of Gujarat, India.
Rann Utsav is organised by the residents of Kutch in collaboration with Gujarat Tourism every year. One of the biggest salt deserts in the world, the Great Rann of Kutch celebrates this desert carnival in order to showcase the culture and tradition of Gujarat. This 3 months long festival starts on 1st November 2018 and ends on 20th February 2019 every year but the best time to visit this festival is during December, when the attractions will be at prime energy.
The festival is a complete bliss with warm hospitality, folk performances, adventure sports, and ethnic demonstrations. Camel Safaris, Local art and handicraft bazaar, meditation and yoga center, live music concerts and folk dance shows are the main activities that keep the tourists enthralled and actively engaged with the Kutch heritage. Hundreds of luxury tents are set up on the fringe of the white salt desert to accommodate visitors. There are plenty of things to do during Rann festival stay including participation in Golf Cart, ATV Ride, Camel Cart Excursion, Para motoring, Meditation, Yoga and Enjoying Gujarati Culture.
During this fest, the area becomes a colourful carnival of the local artisans who exhibit traditional textiles, handicrafts and ornaments. Many government and private organizations unite during this festival to offer great local food and artifacts to the tourists across the globe who came here as part of Gujarat Tour Packages. Plan your visit during full moon nights to appreciate the glorious phenomenon of the white salt desert glowing silver under the moonlight.